Category Archives: Poetry and stories

Words in rhyme, words in free verse, stories of time, stories to be nursed.

Sunday Morning

by Anna Greene Dell’Era copyright On this early Sunday morning My heart is open to pray I kneel at my throne of worship A melody comes my way Lord, you are so amazing Your touch, so warm yet light You … Continue reading

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Lord, Do You Hear Me?

LORD, You must be tired of the black mamas/papas wails of grief Ricocheting off streets of gray concrete. Chaos unisoned in conflicting waves Skeletons of past discord Rattling as the war is waged. Lord, You must be tired Of seeing … Continue reading

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HE SAID, “‘I CAN’T BREATHE'” : FOR THE LIVES OF THOSE TAKEN : TRIBUTE TO ERIC GARNER

JUSTICE FOR ERIC GARNER As an African-American female residing abroad, I can attest to uncomfortable, racially incited situations involving police officers, border police, albeit, authority figures, in Europe and Stateside. For the record, I have had to initiate legal intervention … Continue reading

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Elephant Thoughts

Elephant Thoughts by Anna Greene Dell’Era (All Rights Reserved) Elephant Thoughts It must be nice to walk without a lot of weight Must be calming to have others observe your gait Must be intriguing to lie down without the stomach … Continue reading

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Lean……on me!

Connection to the Almighty is necessary in order to jump over fences, regain equilibrium, and defy tenses. Feeling blessed and giving God the glory! Continue reading

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Ain’t nobody gonna tell you the road you must take

Aint’ nobody else sposed to walk your path

For goodness sake!

Go head on and sip from the goblet of life

And be fooled if you think the wine is always sweet

We gotta fall and get up

Because we are strongest when we are weak!

My gut tells me that chemo ain’t my way

And it ain’t about being in denial

I love my life and want all of my days.

If my cat can eat grass

to cleanse inside

Then intuitively I know that herbs and God’s other gifts

have always been friends of mine.

I ain’t working for a minute

And I don’t need no alibi

This healing journey is an

“in the moment” ride.

Butterflies flutter, birds sing, dragonflies whisper

As I smile….with my wings.

June 17, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

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When Blood Bleeds

A village raises a child Multitudes encourage a smile yet, when isolated, slashes of words may cut long past the umbilical chord……. Primeval surges reach back and tug as devils are rampant and thwart my hugs.. I hit my knees..cry out … Continue reading

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